***Here's the last gasp effort from VIOLENT STUDENTS, a defunct Philadelphia-based black hole punk / hardcore outfit whose wasters have been and continue to be involved in some arguably more-refined and mature projects. This self-medicated, throbbing set was recorded live at their last gig at a South Philadelphia firetrap before a crowd of black-clad pencil-necked geeks that shrank with each passing tic of the metronome. Most of those intensely posed youngsters left too early to witness an exploratory stomp through “Seekers of the Truth.” The Students here are joined by BLUES CONTROL’S LEA CHO, who was a last second replacement on guitar when JIM WINTERS (of EARTH CRISIS, CONVICTION, etc.) proved tardy. The flip side is A Handy Magician, originally infamously issued as a cassette in 2004 or so. And as a more articulate scribe has famously noted, if you remember a Violent Students gig, then you weren’t there. Insightful liner notes courtesy of TONY RETTMAN.